Saturday, February 13, 2016

Melb Sandbelt/Morn Penin (4 nights / 4 games).

Melb Sandbelt/Morn Penin (4 nights / 4 games).
A combination of the Melbourne Sandbelt and Mornington Peninsula in this 5 day escape will give you a taste of the quality of these two golf regions (you wont play them all!) with 4 nights accommodation and 4 games of golf. Something to tempt your tastebuds to come back for more.

Inclusions

 

Golf:
4 games of golf with motorised carts
Accommodation:
4 nights twin share accommodation
Transport:
Self drive, Car Hire or Luxury Transfers
Other:
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NB. Other golf courses are available and your itinerary can be tailored to your specific needs and budget.

Package Details

No. Days 4
GOLFSelectRef: T1599
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Flights Arrive in Melbourne and transfer to accommodation.
Accommodation Travelodge Southbank Melbourne Hotel 
Golf 12:45 PM Kingston Heath Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Accommodation Travelodge Southbank Melbourne Hotel 
Golf 11:30 AM Yarra Yarra Golf Club (18 holes of golf with pull buggy) 
Car At conclusion of golf head down to Mornington Peninsula
Accommodation One Four Nelson Apartments 
Golf 10:00 AM Moonah Links (Open Course) (18 holes of golf with motorised cart) 
Accommodation One Four Nelson Apartments 
Golf 09:00 AM The Dunes Golf Links (18 holes of golf with motorised cart) 
Car At conclusion of golf head home and plan your next holiday.

Golf Courses

Commonwealth Golf Club

Glennie Avenue, Oakleigh South, VIC, 3167.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Commonwealth Golf Club

Commonwealth Golf Club is a par 73 golf course which combines a collection of strong par 3 holes with mid to long par 4's and four par 5's - 2 of which are realistically reachable in 2. Commonwealth was, until recently, ranked in the Top 100 golf courses in the world. Why it fell out is anyone's guess but, with the plethora of new courses being developed worldwide each year, it is getting harder to maintain a position in this highly subjective list.

Par (Length): 73 (6380m)
Design: Sam Bennett (1921)
Top 100: 28

*Letter of introduction required


Huntingdale Golf Club

Windsor Avenue, Oakleigh South, VIC, 3167.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Huntingdale Golf Club

Huntingdale is a private members course located in the middle of the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt. It was the host of the Australian Masters for 30 years and has hosted the world's best golfers.

Par (Length): 72 (6184m)
Design: Charles H. Alison (1941)
Top 100: 33

*Letter of introduction required


Kingston Heath Golf Club

Kingston Road, Cheltenham, VIC, 3192.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Kingston Heath Golf Club

Kingston Heath Golf Club is universally regarded as one of the best manicured courses in Australia and arguably the world. Its strategic bunkering and clever use of dips and hollows fools the non observant golfer and any deviation from the fairway is generally met with a challenging recovery. The course was built on a compact parcel of land resulting in some of the best short par 4?s and world class par 3 holes.

Par (Length): 72 (6352m)
Design: Dan Soutar (bunkering by Alister Mackenzie) (1925)
Top 100: 2

*Letter of introduction required


The Metropolitan Golf Club

Golf Road, Oakleigh South, VIC, 3167.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

The Metropolitan Golf Club

Metropolitan Golf Club is one of Australia's premier golf courses. Tucked quietly in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs it is one of the renowned "sandbelt courses" and widely recognised as one of the finest golf courses in Australia. It has also been described as the Australian equivalent of Augusta National. The perfect fairways, marbletop greens and blindingly white bunkers all combine to offer a test of golf not seen previously in Australia. Metropolitan is a tough but fair test of golf.

Par (Length): 72 (6427m)
Design: J.B. Mackenzie (1906), Dick Wilson (1959) (1906)
Top 100: 13

*Letter of introduction required


The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (East Course)

Cheltenham Road, Black Rock, VIC, 3193.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (East Course)

The East Course at Royal Melbourne spreads itself over 3 different paddocks and as a result contains a series of holes which are different to its more famous cousin - the West Course. The generally flatter land still provides a selection of contrasting holes which fit together to form an enjoyable 18 hole selection.

Par (Length): 72 (6030m)
Design: Alex Russell (1932)
Top 100: 7

*Letter of introduction required


The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course)

Cheltenham Road, Black Rock, VIC, 3193.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club (West Course)

The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is a 36 hole private members club located in the heart of the world famous Melbourne Sandbelt golf region. The West Course is regularly rated as the number one rated golf course in Australia (and was recently ranked number 6 in the world) and was designed by world renowned golf course architect Dr Alistair MacKenzie. The natural peaks and troughs in the terrain have been used to maximum benefit with strategically designed and memorable holes throughout.

Par (Length): 72 (6030m)
Design: Alister MacKenzie (1931)
Top 100: 1

*Letter of introduction required


Victoria Golf Club

Park Road, Cheltenham, VIC, 3192.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Victoria Golf Club

Victoria Golf Club is, in many ways, similar to its neighbour Royal Melbourne. Its layout challenges players of all standards - deep bunkers catch errant shots both at the greenside and off the tee and the greens can be lightning fast. Victoria has hosted a number of major tournaments including the 2010-2011 Masters, 2002 Australian Open, multiple Victorian Opens and other National tournaments.

Par (Length): 72 (6219m)
Design: Oscar Damman and William Meader (1927)
Top 100: 11

*Letter of introduction required


Woodlands Golf Club

White Street, Mordialloc, VIC, 3195.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Woodlands Golf Club

Woodlands Golf Club is a very underrated sandbelt course and somewhat of a hidden gem. Highly regarded by golfing purists, the championship layout features small and fast greens. The narrow fairways are all pure couch and offer a great surface from which to play. There are many bunkers to overcome, particularly the long bunker shots to pins which always seem too close to the bunker edge.

Par (Length): 72 (6111m)
Design: J.D. Scott and R.J. Banks (1913)
Top 100: 18

Yarra Yarra Golf Club

567 Warrigal Road, Bentleigh East, VIC, 3165.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt

Yarra Yarra Golf Club

Yarra Yarra Golf Club is a par 72 course with its primary feature being its classic par 3 holes. Yarra Yarra has been the host of the Australian Ladies Masters and is an enjoyable golf course that provides a level of challenge for both low and high handicappers alike. It is a fairly flat course making it easy to walk.

Par (Length): 72 (6102m)
Design: Alex Russell (1929)
Top 100: 48

*Letter of introduction required


Moonah Links (Legends Course)

Peter Thomson Drive, Rye, VIC, 3941.
Region: Mornington Peninsula

Moonah Links (Legends Course)

Moonah Links Legends Course opened for play in Nov 2003. Very different layout to the Open Course, blending undulating fairways that wind through ancient Moonah forests with pure sweeping links country. With panoramic views from raised tees, shared greens and a host of other unique features this course will fast become a must play for all serious golfers.

Par (Length): 72 (6315m)
Design: Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (2003)
Top 100: 19

Moonah Links (Open Course)

Peter Thomson Drive, Rye, VIC, 3941.
Region: Mornington Peninsula

Moonah Links (Open Course)

Moonah Links Open Course is a links course designed specifically to host The Australian Open. A natural stadium layout with wide undulating fairways of pure couch grass punctuated with pot bunkers, leading onto large multi-tiered greens make this course a true test for all levels of golfer. Also known as 'The Leviathan' and played host to the very recent Australian Open.

Par (Length): 72 (6315m)
Design: Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (2002)
Top 100: 31

The Dunes Golf Links

Browns Road, Rye, VIC, 3941.
Region: Mornington Peninsula

The Dunes Golf Links

The Dunes Golf Links is in a links style and many of the holes could be plucked straight from Scotland or Ireland. The Dunes is one of very few links style courses in Australia. All the holes are played through and over rolling sand dunes on what is known as the "Cups Country" of the Mornington Peninsula. The championship course features a number of different styles of holes, some with elevated tees hitting down to wide fairways, a number which are generally flat with subtle undulations and some great par 3s where bunkering, wind and large, uneven putting surfaces are the norm.

Par (Length): 72 (6409m)
Design: Tony Cashmore (1997)
Top 100: 16

The National Golf Club (Moonah Course)

Cups Drive, Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939.
Region: Mornington Peninsula

The National Golf Club (Moonah Course)

The National's Moonah Course was designed by Greg Norman and is set amongst rolling paddocks formerly part of the Gundabah pastoral property. The course is perfectly manicured and boasts some of the best fairways in Australia. The greens are also very true (and quick if you are putting from above the hole). The style of bunkering is what really defines the course.

Par (Length): 72 (6576m)
Design: Greg Norman (2000)
Top 100: 8

*Letter of introduction required


The National Golf Club (Ocean Course)

Cups Drive, Cape Schanck, VIC, 3939.
Region: Mornington Peninsula

The National Golf Club (Ocean Course)

The National's Ocean Course opened for play on 26 December 2000 and is a classic Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett design. Many Thomson courses include links style pot bunkers placed strategically in the middle of fairways tempting the golfer to go for it (and be rewarded if successful) or lay up (and face a longer shot in for your approach). The Ocean is no exception and many of the green surrounds also are framed by this style of bunker.

Par (Length): 72 (6552m)
Design: Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett (2000)
Top 100: 30

*Letter of introduction required


NOTE: A number of private golf clubs require that visitors have a registered handicap and are members of a recognised interstate or overseas golf club. Documentary proof is generally required. In such cases, GOLFSelect will request that each member of the group supplies a letter of introduction from his or her golf club. Golf clubs that have this requirement are listed with the comment "Letter of introduction required".

Suggested Accommodation

Quest St Kilda Bayside
1 Eildon Road (enter off Acland Street), St Kilda, VIC, 3182.
Region: Melbourne City and Suburbs
Rating: 4.0 star
Quest St Kilda Bayside

Quest St Kilda Bayside is located in the best position to experience Melbourne's hip suburb St Kilda. The hotel is tucked away in a leafy back street, just minutes away from the excitement of Acland and Fitzroy Streets. It is also close to public transport, restaurants, shops and a variety of unique activities.


The Langham, Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC, 3006.
Region: Melbourne City and Suburbs
Rating: 5.0 star
The Langham, Melbourne

The Langham, Melbourne is the Official 5 Star hotel of The Australian Masters, and affords five star service and quality in a five star location - the south bank of the Yarra River. With 387 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, The Langham Melbourne offers every facility the discerning guest could want also including all day dining with Melba Brasserie, Tisane Lounge and a state of the art Health and Fitness Centre.


Crown Towers
Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC, 3008.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt
Rating: 5.0 star
Crown Towers

Crown Towers has an ideal location close to lots of shops, restaurants and other activities to keep you occupied. This five star hotel is one of our favourites and is really does set the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia. The rooms are lavishly appointed and combined with a high level of customer service means you cant go wrong.


Travelodge Southbank Melbourne Hotel
9 Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC, 3006.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt
Rating: 3.5 star
Travelodge Southbank Melbourne Hotel

Travelodge Southbank is not only the winner of 2006 and 2007 HM award for Best 3.5 Star Accommodation, it also offers an ideal location to experience the vibrant city of Melbourne.


Victoria Golf Club
Park Road, Cheltenham, VIC, 3192.
Region: Melbourne Sandbelt
Rating: 4.0 star
Victoria Golf Club

Victoria Golf Club is not only the home to one of Melbourne's best golf courses, but also has quality accommodation located within the clubhouse. This is a perfect base for exploring the famous Melbourne Sandbelt.


Nepean Country Club
205 Browns Road, Boneo, VIC, 3939.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Rating: 4.0 star
Nepean Country Club

Situated in the heart of the scenic Mornington Peninsula on approximately 35 acres of landscaped gardens, the Nepean Country Club is one of Victoria's premier holiday destinations with a wealth of on-site and local activities including a recently opened Day Spa.


One Four Nelson Apartments
14 Nelson Street, Rye, VIC, 3941.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Rating: 4.0 star
One Four Nelson Apartments

Best Western One Four Nelson blends city style with resort comfort. Built with intimacy in mind, their 30 luxury suites feature inviting spa bathrooms, modern lounges and innovative kitchenettes.


Peppers Moonah Links
Peter Thomson Drive, Fingal, VIC, 3939.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Rating: 5.0 star
Peppers Moonah Links

Located on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, Peppers Moonah Links Resort is one of Australia's most unique leisure resorts, featuring luxury accommodation, two 18 hole championship golf courses and an endota spa.


Shells Apartments
85-99 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, VIC, 3943.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
Rating: 4.0 star
Shells Apartments

Shells Apartments is one of the newest serviced apartments on the Mornington Peninsula. Set above some great shops and cafes, they are located right in the heart of Sorrento.


GOLFSelect Contact Details

For more information about this itinerary, please contact:

Consultant: Gary Lisbon
Telephone: +61-3-9563-6776, +61-418-465-337 (mobile)
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Client Testimonials
What a great trip! The arrangements you made for us were outstanding and we truly enjoyed all the accomodations and golf courses. Looking forward to returning to such a beautiful part of the world sometime soon.
Richard S, New York, USA
I am writing to thank you for the wonderful golf holiday that you put together for Paulina and me at very short notice. When we decided to make a visit to Melbourne we looked up websites and found yours. After contact I gave you a "wish list" of courses little expecting that you would be able to accommodate them all into a two week stay which amounted to us playing 17 different courses in 13 days. Your organisation was excellent, accommodation very adequate for the stay, and we were well
Thank you for your assistance in organising our US Masters tour and associated golf. In summary, we had a fantastic time. We really appreciated your assistance in advising on course selection, and timing of the trip - we couldn't have planned it without your assistance. Thanks again to you and your team for your assistance.
Tim M, Melbourne, Australia
To make a long story short: thanks a lot once again for the perfect planning of everything! The whole vacation was great and your preparation and execution of the itinerary was just the best I have experienced yet.
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